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Videotape footage of late actor Heath Ledger partying with two strangers at a Hollywood drugs party has been axed from US television.
The Insider and Entertainment Tonight yesterday aired a short segment showing Ledger talking to the men who are snorting cocaine.
The murky video was shot in January 2006 at the Chateau Marmont Hotel and Ledger can be heard talking about his then three-month-old daughter.
Ledger's then girlfriend Michelle Williams was upstairs with baby Matilda in a separate room.
Ledger can be heard saying: "I'm going to get serious s**t from my girlfriend. We had a baby three months ago... I shouldn't be here at all."
Although Ledger is not seen taking drugs in the footage, both channels have decided not to show the full uncut videotape today.
A statement read: "Out of respect for Heath Ledger's family, Entertainment Tonight and The Insider have decided not to run the Heath Ledger video which has been circulating in the world media."
Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment on January 22. An autopsy failed to reveal how he had died, although police believe his death could be drug-related as five bottles of prescription drugs were found in the apartment. - Wenn